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"Of" or "For"?

Postby Tecky » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:00 am

Which sentence is grammatically correct?

"I will be leaving San Francisco, my adopted city of five years."


"I will be leaving San Francisco, my adopted city for five years."

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Re: "Of" or "For"?

Postby Alan » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:39 am

#1 is formally correct, but probably many natives would prefer #2 for casual use.

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